that can come and go with that budget. it's a $16 trillion problem. it's not going to trirg the economy. >> to drive that point home when you consider the sequester it is just a tiny slice of the pie. it shows how difficult it is to make relatively small spending cuts in washington. this represents 2-3 percent of federal out lay. >> doug luzader in washington. thank you so much, doug. >> time for an extreme weather alert. the snow already falling in wichita, kansas. look at that making a mess of the morning commute. folks could see a foot of snow by the end of today. that's all thanks to mother nature of course. janice dean is tracking the storm. this is bigger than that it is two-thirds of the country. >> what was the groundhog thinking when he predicted an early spring. 6-2 inches for a big section of the midwest. in come ca some cases we could t 16 to 24. this is the area i am concerned about we could see freezing rain and/or sleet. we have ice storm warnings we can see half an inch of ice on the roads and power lines. we have a snow event in kansas, nebraska, in towards iowa. there'